List of Olympic medalists in short track speed skating

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American Apolo Anton Ohno was the first athlete to win eight medals in short track speed skating (Viktor Ahn matched this total at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi).

Short track speed skating is a sport that is contested at the Winter Olympic Games. The first Winter Olympics, held in 1924, included speed skating, but the first official short track speed skating events were not held until the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France.[1] Before 1992, short track speed skating events were held at the 1988 Winter Olympics as a demonstration sport. At those games, events for both men and women were held in five disciplines: 500 metre, 1000 metre, 1500 metre, 3000 metre and the relay (3000 metres for women, 5000 metres for men). The Netherlands, United Kingdom and South Korea won two gold medals each, with Canada, Italy, Japan and China picking up a gold medal each. The results of those demonstration events are not considered official and are not included in this list.[2] At the 1992 Winter Olympics, there were four medal events: men's 1000 metres, men's 5000 metre relay, women's 500 metres and women's 3000 metre relay. Men's 500 metres and women's 1000 metres was added in 1994. The men's and women's 1500 metres were added in 2002[3] and all eight events have been held at every Olympic Games since.[2]

Wang Meng of China is the most decorated short-tracker in Olympics, having won four gold medals, a silver and a bronze. South Korean Chun Lee-Kyung has also won four gold medals (the first one to have done so, in 1998), as well as a bronze medal.[4] American Apolo Anton Ohno has won eight medals (two gold, two silver, four bronze), the most of any short-track speed skater. Tania Vincient of Canada is the oldest athlete to medal; she was 34 in 2010 when she won a silver medal in the 3000 metre relay.[5] Kim Yoon-Mi of South Korea is the youngest; she was 13 when she won a gold in the same event.[6]

At the 1992 Winter Olympics, South Korea's Kim Ki-hoon became the first short track speed skater to win two gold medals, by winning gold medals in both of the available events (1000m, 5000m relay). In 1994 Kim (1000m) and American Cathy Turner (500m) became the first to successfully defend their respective Olympic title; Kim thus became the first short-tracker to win three Olympic gold medals. Since then Chun Lee-Kyung of South Korea (1000m, 1994-1998) and Wang Meng of China (500m, 2006-2010) also defended an individual Olympic title. In 1998, Chun and Yang Yang (S) of China became the first short-tracker to win three medals in one Olympic. By helping South Korea to defend 3000m relay title as well as defending her 1000m gold medal, Chun became the first (and thus far, only) athlete to successfully defend two Olympic titles. In 2006, South Korea's Jin Sun-Yu and then Ahn Hyun-Soo became the first two short-trackers to have won three gold medals in one Olympic. Ahn also won a bronze medal in the same Games, becoming the first (and thus far, only) short-tracker to win four medals in one Olympic. In 2010, Wang became the first (and thus far, only) athlete to have won three individual gold medals in the sport.

South Korean short track speed skaters have won a combined 37 medals, including 19 golds, more than any other nation in both measures. South Korea is also the only country to have won at least one gold medal at every Olympics in which short-track speed skating has been held; Canada and China shares with South Korea the honour of being the only nations to have athletes win a medal at every Olympics in the sport. As of the 2010 Winter Olympics, 120 medals (40 of each color) have been awarded and have been won by short track speed skaters from 11 National Olympic Committees (NOC).


Table of contents
Men

500 m1000 m1500 m5000 m relay

Women

500 m1000 m1500 m3000 m relay

Statistics        See also        References

Men[edit]

500 metres[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1994 Lillehammer
details
 Chae Ji-Hoon (KOR)  Mirko Vuillermin (ITA)  Nicky Gooch (GBR)
1998 Nagano
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 Takafumi Nishitani (JPN)  An Yulong (CHN)  Hitoshi Uematsu (JPN)
2002 Salt Lake City
details
 Marc Gagnon (CAN)  Jonathan Guilmette (CAN)  Rusty Smith (USA)
2006 Turin
details
 Apolo Anton Ohno (USA)  François-Louis Tremblay (CAN)  Ahn Hyun-Soo (KOR)
2010 Vancouver
details
 Charles Hamelin (CAN)  Sung Si-Bak (KOR)  François-Louis Tremblay (CAN)
2014 Sochi
details
 Viktor Ahn (RUS)  Wu Dajing (CHN)  Charle Cournoyer (CAN)

1000 metres[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1992 Albertville
details
 Kim Ki-hoon (KOR)  Frédéric Blackburn (CAN)  Lee Joon-Ho (KOR)
1994 Lillehammer
details
 Kim Ki-hoon (KOR)  Chae Ji-Hoon (KOR)  Marc Gagnon (CAN)
1998 Nagano
details
 Kim Dong-Sung (KOR)  Li Jiajun (CHN)  Éric Bédard (CAN)
2002 Salt Lake City
details
 Steven Bradbury (AUS)  Apolo Anton Ohno (USA)  Mathieu Turcotte (CAN)
2006 Turin
details
 Ahn Hyun-Soo (KOR)  Lee Ho-Suk (KOR)  Apolo Anton Ohno (USA)
2010 Vancouver
details
 Lee Jung-Su (KOR)  Lee Ho-Suk (KOR)  Apolo Anton Ohno (USA)
2014 Sochi
details
 Viktor Ahn (RUS)  Vladimir Grigorev (RUS)  Sjinkie Knegt (NED)

1500 metres[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2002 Salt Lake City
details
 Apolo Anton Ohno (USA)  Li Jiajun (CHN)  Marc Gagnon (CAN)
2006 Turin
details
 Ahn Hyun-Soo (KOR)  Lee Ho-Suk (KOR)  Li Jiajun (CHN)
2010 Vancouver
details
 Lee Jung-Su (KOR)  Apolo Anton Ohno (USA)  J. R. Celski (USA)
2014 Sochi
details
 Charles Hamelin (CAN)  Han Tianyu (CHN)  Viktor Ahn (RUS)

5000 metre relay[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1992 Albertville
details
 South Korea (KOR)
Kim Ki-hoon
Lee Joon-Ho
Mo Ji-Soo
Song Jae-Kun
 Canada (CAN)
Frédéric Blackburn
Laurent Daignault
Michel Daignault
Sylvain Gagnon
Mark Lackie
 Japan (JPN)
Yuichi Akasaka
Tatsuyoshi Ishihara
Toshinobu Kawai
Tsutomu Kawasaki
1994 Lillehammer
details
 Italy (ITA)
Maurizio Carnino
Orazio Fagone
Hugo Herrnhof
Mirko Vuillermin
 United States (USA)
Randy Bartz
John Coyle
Eric Flaim
Andrew Gabel
 Australia (AUS)
Steven Bradbury
Kieran Hansen
Andrew Murtha
Richard Nizielski
1998 Nagano
details
 Canada (CAN)
Éric Bédard
Derrick Campbell
François Drolet
Marc Gagnon
 South Korea (KOR)
Chae Ji-Hoon
Lee Jun-Hwan
Lee Ho-Eung
Kim Dong-Sung
 China (CHN)
Li Jiajun
Feng Kai
Yuan Ye
An Yulong
2002 Salt Lake City
details
 Canada (CAN)
Éric Bédard
Marc Gagnon
Jonathan Guilmette
François-Louis Tremblay
Mathieu Turcotte
 Italy (ITA)
Michele Antonioli
Maurizio Carnino
Fabio Carta
Nicola Franceschina
Nicola Rodigari
 China (CHN)
An Yulong
Feng Kai
Guo Wei
Li Jiajun
Li Ye
2006 Turin
details
 South Korea (KOR)
Ahn Hyun-Soo
Lee Ho-Suk
Oh Se-Jong
Seo Ho-Jin
Song Suk-Woo
 Canada (CAN)
Éric Bédard
Jonathan Guilmette
Charles Hamelin
François-Louis Tremblay
Mathieu Turcotte
 United States (USA)
Alex Izykowski
J. P. Kepka
Apolo Anton Ohno
Rusty Smith
2010 Vancouver
details
 Canada (CAN)
Charles Hamelin
François Hamelin
Olivier Jean
François-Louis Tremblay
Guillaume Bastille
 South Korea (KOR)
Kwak Yoon-Gy
Lee Ho-Suk
Lee Jung-Su
Sung Si-Bak
Kim Seoung-Il
 United States (USA)
J. R. Celski
Travis Jayner
Jordan Malone
Apolo Anton Ohno
Simon Cho
2014 Sochi
details
 Russia (RUS)
Viktor Ahn
Semion Elistratov
Vladimir Grigorev
Ruslan Zakharov
 United States (USA)
Eddy Alvarez
J. R. Celski
Christopher Creveling
Jordan Malone
 China (CHN)
Chen Dequan
Han Tianyu
Shi Jingnan
Wu Dajing

Women[edit]

500 metres[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1992 Albertville
details
 Cathy Turner (USA)  Li Yan (CHN)  Hwang Ok-Sil (PRK)
1994 Lillehammer
details
 Cathy Turner (USA)  Zhang Yanmei (CHN)  Amy Peterson (USA)
1998 Nagano
details
 Annie Perreault (CAN)  Yang Yang (S) (CHN)  Chun Lee-Kyung (KOR)
2002 Salt Lake City
details
 Yang Yang (A) (CHN)  Evgenia Radanova (BUL)  Wang Chunlu (CHN)
2006 Turin
details
 Wang Meng (CHN)  Evgenia Radanova (BUL)  Anouk Leblanc-Boucher (CAN)
2010 Vancouver
details
 Wang Meng (CHN)  Marianne St-Gelais (CAN)  Arianna Fontana (ITA)
2014 Sochi
details
 Li Jianrou (CHN)  Arianna Fontana (ITA)  Park Seung-Hi (KOR)

1000 metres[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1994 Lillehammer
details
 Chun Lee-kyung (KOR)  Nathalie Lambert (CAN)  Kim So-hui (KOR)
1998 Nagano
details
 Chun Lee-kyung (KOR)  Yang Yang (S) (CHN)  Won Hye-kyung (KOR)
2002 Salt Lake City
details
 Yang Yang (A) (CHN)  Ko Gi-hyun (KOR)  Yang Yang (S) (CHN)
2006 Turin
details
 Jin Sun-yu (KOR)  Wang Meng (CHN)  Yang Yang (A) (CHN)
2010 Vancouver
details
 Wang Meng (CHN)  Katherine Reutter (USA)  Park Seung-hi (KOR)
2014 Sochi
details
 Park Seung-hi (KOR)  Fan Kexin (CHN)  Shim Suk-hee (KOR)

1500 metres[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2002 Salt Lake City
details
 Ko Gi-hyun (KOR)  Choi Eun-kyung (KOR)  Evgenia Radanova (BUL)
2006 Turin
details
 Jin Sun-yu (KOR)  Choi Eun-kyung (KOR)  Wang Meng (CHN)
2010 Vancouver
details
 Zhou Yang (CHN)  Lee Eun-byul (KOR)  Park Seung-hi (KOR)
2014 Sochi
details
 Zhou Yang (CHN)  Shim Suk-hee (KOR)  Arianna Fontana (ITA)

3000 metre relay[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1992 Albertville
details
 Canada (CAN)
Angela Cutrone
Sylvie Daigle
Nathalie Lambert
Annie Perreault
 United States (USA)
Darcie Dohnal
Amy Peterson
Cathy Turner
Nikki Ziegelmeyer
 Unified Team (EUN)
Yuliya Allagulova
Natalya Isakova
Viktoriya Taranina
Yuliya Vlasova
1994 Lillehammer
details
 South Korea (KOR)
Chun Lee-kyung
Kim So-hui
Kim Yoon-mi
Won Hye-kyung
 Canada (CAN)
Christine Boudrias
Isabelle Charest
Sylvie Daigle
Nathalie Lambert
 United States (USA)
Karen Cashman
Amy Peterson
Cathy Turner
Nikki Ziegelmeyer
1998 Nagano
details
 South Korea (KOR)
Chun Lee-kyung
Won Hye-kyung
An Sang-mi
Kim Yun-mi
 China (CHN)
Sun Dandan
Wang Chunlu
Yang Yang (A)
Yang Yang (S)
 Canada (CAN)
Christine Boudrias
Isabelle Charest
Annie Perreault
Tania Vicent
2002 Salt Lake City
details
 South Korea (KOR)
Choi Eun-kyung
Choi Min-kyung
Joo Min-jin
Park Hye-won
 China (CHN)
Sun Dandan
Wang Chunlu
Yang Yang (A)
Yang Yang (S)
 Canada (CAN)
Isabelle Charest
Marie-Ève Drolet
Amélie Goulet-Nadon
Alanna Kraus
Tania Vicent
2006 Turin
details
 South Korea (KOR)
Byun Chun-sa
Choi Eun-kyung
Jeon Da-hye
Jin Sun-yu
Kang Yun-mi
 Canada (CAN)
Alanna Kraus
Anouk Leblanc-Boucher
Amanda Overland
Kalyna Roberge
Tania Vicent
 Italy (ITA)
Marta Capurso
Arianna Fontana
Katia Zini
Mara Zini
2010 Vancouver
details
 China (CHN)
Sun Linlin
Wang Meng
Zhang Hui
Zhou Yang
 
 Canada (CAN)
Jessica Gregg
Kalyna Roberge
Marianne St-Gelais
Tania Vicent
 
 United States (USA)
Allison Baver
Alyson Dudek
Lana Gehring
Katherine Reutter
Kimberly Derrick
2014 Sochi
details
 South Korea (KOR)
Shim Suk-hee
Park Seung-hi
Cho Ha-ri
Kim A-lang
Kong Sang-jeong
 Canada (CAN)
Marie-Ève Drolet
Jessica Hewitt
Valérie Maltais
Marianne St-Gelais
 Italy (ITA)
Arianna Fontana
Lucia Peretti
Martina Valcepina
Elena Viviani

Statistics[edit]

At 31 years and 191 days, Vladimir Grigorev became the oldest man to win a short track Olympic medal, winning silver at the 1000m event, at the 2014 Olympics on 15 February 2014.[7] On 21 February 2014, he won the gold in the 5000m relay, upping the oldest male shorttrack athlete record for both medals and gold medals.[8]

Athlete medal leaders[edit]

Include athletes with at least four medals of any colour.

Chinese Yang Yang (A) is one of ten athletes to win five or more medals in short track speed skating.
Athlete Nation Olympics Gold Silver Bronze Total
Ahn Hyun-Soo
Viktor Ahn
 South Korea (KOR)
 Russia (RUS)
2002–2006
2014
6 0 2 8
Ohno, Apolo AntonApolo Anton Ohno  United States (USA) 2002–2010 2 2 4 8
Wang Meng  China (CHN) 2006–2010 4 1 1 6
Chun Lee-Kyung  South Korea (KOR) 1994–1998 4 0 1 5
Gagnon, MarcMarc Gagnon  Canada (CAN) 1994–2002 3 0 2 5
Yang Yang (A)  China (CHN) 1998–2006 2 2 1 5
Tremblay, Francois-LouisFrançois-Louis Tremblay  Canada (CAN) 2002–2010 2 2 1 5
Park Seung-hi  South Korea (KOR) 2010–2014 2 0 3 5
Lee Ho-Suk  South Korea (KOR) 2006–2014 1 4 0 5
Yang Yang (S)  China (CHN) 1994–2002 0 4 1 5
Li Jiajun  China (CHN) 1998–2006 0 2 3 5
Arianna Fontana  Italy (ITA) 2006–2014 0 1 4 5
Hamelin, CharlesCharles Hamelin  Canada (CAN) 2006–2014 3 1 0 4
Choi Eun-Kyung  South Korea (KOR) 2002–2006 2 2 0 4
Bedard, EricÉric Bédard  Canada (CAN) 1998–2006 2 1 1 4
Turner, CathyCathy Turner  United States (USA) 1992–1998 2 1 1 4

Medals per year[edit]

Key
  • Numbers in bold indicate the highest medal count at that year's Olympic Games.
Nation 24–88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 Total
 Australia (AUS)   1 1 2
 Bulgaria (BUL)   2 1 3
 Canada (CAN)   3 3 4 6 4 5 3 28
 China (CHN)   1 1 6 7 5 4 6 30
 Great Britain (GBR)   1 1
 Italy (ITA)   2 1 1 1 3 8
 Japan (JPN)   1 2 3
 Netherlands (NED)   1 1
 North Korea (PRK)   1       1
 Russia (RUS)   5 5
 South Korea (KOR)   3 6 6 4 10 8 5 42
 Unified Team (EUN)   1             1
 United States (USA)   2 4 3 3 6 1 19

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Skating". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  2. ^ a b "Skating > Short track speed skating". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  3. ^ "Short-track Speed Skating History". CBC Sports. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  4. ^ "Factsheet: Records and medals at the Olympic Winter Games" (PDF) (Press release). International Olympic Committee. 2008-08-01. Retrieved 2009-01-13. 
  5. ^ Kelley, Jim (1998-02-17). "Turner out to clear her name". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2009-01-27. 
  6. ^ "Athlete profile: Kim Yoon-Mi". Sports Illustrated. 2009-01-27. 
  7. ^ Beth Harris (15 February 2014). "Viktor Ahn wins 1st Olympic gold and 2nd short track medal for his adopted Russia". Associated Press (Yahoo Sports). 
  8. ^ ESPN (21 February 2014). "Results Fri, Feb 21". Sochi 2014 Olympics. ESPN Winter Olympics. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 

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